Edward Holmes, Ph.D., FRS, FAA
The University of Sydney
Edward Holmes, Ph.D., FRS, FAA, dubbed the "Virus Hunter," is a world-renowned expert on virus evolution and a key figure in the debate over the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Based in Sydney, he has published more than 600 papers on various viruses, including HIV, influenza and SARS, including research that links the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic to raccoon dogs. Dr. Holmes' work has earned him international acclaim and awards of the highest honor, including the Australian Prime Minister's Prize for Science. His work has shed light on the processes behind outbreaks and epidemics and has had a significant impact on our understanding of how diseases spread and evolve.